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Proposed MPS budget invests in strategic initiatives despite stagnant revenue

Published May 18, 2016

In its annual review of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) superintendent's proposed budget, the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum reports that the district is able to invest in several strategic priorities, even though it continues to struggle with its perennial challenges of flat state aids and frozen per-pupil revenue limits.

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Public school debate takes center stage at Marquette conversation

Published May 17, 2016

While it was called "a dialogue," Tuesday's hour-long conversation between State Rep. Dale Kooyenga and MTEA executive director Lauren Baker, hosted by Marquette University's Eckstein Hall, sure resembled a debate - an often politely testy one.

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Carmen, Pulaski attempt to form common identity but roadblocks remain

Published May 13, 2016

A partnership between Casimir Pulaski High School and Carmen Schools of Science and Technology is underway, but questions persist about whether Pulaski students and teachers are sufficiently involved in the process, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Revisiting the resource gap

Published May 10, 2016

At some point, this reality needs to sink in: It is our moral and civic duty to overcome this resource gap and provide opportunities, through better school funding, that students from poor families and neighborhoods cannot receive anywhere else.

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Abele, Means ask MPS to say yes to their OSPP proposal

Published May 10, 2016

"A partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools would allow us to put more resources and support into the district, without disrupting MPS students or employees," County Executive Chris Abele said.

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Great teachers make their mark every single day

Published May 2, 2016

When I became a dad and my kids neared school age, I hoped they'd have a teacher like the one who made a lasting impression on me. A few years into their school careers, I can honestly say that my wish has already come true.

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MPS should accept Means' plan for Opportunity Schools

Published April 27, 2016

Demond Means' OSPP plan may not be ideal, but for Milwaukee Public Schools, it's the best case in a bad situation - especially based on what was threatened originally and what eventually did become the law under the last state budget.